Arkansas Rumors & News

  • Jimmy Whitt transferring to SMU

    Scout "Arkansas transfer Jimmy Whitt committed to Larry Brown and SMU on Monday, he told Scout. "At this point it was about finding the best fit for myself and when it came down to it SMU had everything I was looking for," Whitt said. "The development side and playing style were all there for me. It's..." May 03

  • Moses Kingsley Declares for NBA Draft; Will Not Hire Agent

    Arkansas Fight "As expected, Arkansas announced Tuesday morning that All-SEC center Moses Kingsley is declaring for the NBA Draft, and will not hire an agent. For those unaware, the NCAA changed their rules regarding basketball players' opportunities to test the NBA waters and return to school this year...." April 13

  • Jimmy Whitt Leaving Arkansas Basketball Program "Arkansas men’s basketball head coach Mike Anderson announced Wednesday afternoon that freshman guard Jimmy Whitt will transfer from the program following the spring semester. “After meeting with Jimmy, although I don’t agree with his decision, I respect it,” said Anderson. “I had the privilege..." March 30

  • Florida 68, Arkansas 61

    The Sports Xchange "Behind the play of guard Kasey Hill, Florida held off a late Arkansas charge and downed the Razorbacks 68-61 at Bridgestone Arena in the second round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament on Thursday afternoon at Nashville, Tenn. The Gators, leading the entire second half, saw their..." March 10

  • South Carolina 76, Arkansas 61

    The Sports Xchange "Sindarius Thornwell scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, fueling South Carolina's 76-61 rout of Arkansas on Saturday at Fayetteville, Ark. The Gamecocks (24-7, 11-7 in the SEC ) led 36-24 at halftime and opened the second half with a 20-5 run to pull away from the Razorbacks...." March 05

  • Arkansas 62, Alabama 61

    The Sports Xchange "Arkansas' Moses Kingsley scored 19 points, and the Razorbacks upended Alabama 62-61 Wednesday in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Arkansas led 60-58 with 13.4 seconds to play. After a timeout, Alabama had two decent looks, but Retin Obasohan missed on a drive and Justin Coleman couldn't knock down a..." March 03

  • Arkansas 75, Tennessee 65

    The Sports Xchange "Junior guard Dusty Hannahs scored 17 points to lead visiting Arkansas to a 75-65 victory over Tennessee on Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tenn. Senior guard Anthlon Bell scored 16 points for Arkansas (15-14, 8-8 Southeastern Conference). Sophomore guard Anton Beard added 10..." February 27

  • Arkansas 85, LSU 65

    The Sports Xchange "Junior forward Moses Kingsley scored 21 points and junior guard Dusty Hannahs added 17 and Arkansas withstood the 19th double-double of the season from LSU standout freshman guard Ben Simmons to beat the Tigers 85-65 Tuesday night at Bud Walton Arena. Simmons had 23 points, 12 rebounds and..." February 23

  • Arkansas 84, Missouri 72

    The Sports Xchange "Junior guard Dusty Hannahs scored 22 points and senior guard Jabril Durham had a career-high 17 as Arkansas beat Missouri 84-72 on Saturday night in a Southeastern Conference at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, Ark. Missouri was within nine with nine minutes left, but Arkansas (13-14, 6-8..." February 20

  • Auburn 90, Arkansas 86

    The Sports Xchange "FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Auburn won on the road for just the second time this season, hitting three 3-pointers during a 1:21 stretch late in the second half and holding on for a 90-86 victory over Arkansas on Wednesday night in a Southeastern Conference game at Bud Walton Arena. The Tigers..." February 17

  • Beard Reinstated, Suspended For Fall Semester "Following resolutions in both the legal and the campus judicial processes, student-athlete Anton Beard has been reinstated to the men’s basketball team, but will remain suspended from all competition for the remainder of the fall semester. Beard will join the team for practices and other..." November 17

  • 4-Star JUCO PF Arlando Cook Announces Commitment To Arkansas

    College Spun "Arkansas has landed a commitment from Arlando Cook, a four-star power forward out of Warner (Okla.) Connors State College. Cook announced his pledge on Twitter. He’ll sign with the Razorbacks next week. " November 06

  • Arkansas lands three-star Class of 2016 forward

    College Basketball Talk "Arkansas picked up its third commitment in the Class of 2016 as three-star forward Adrio Bailey pledged to the Razorbacks. A native of Louisiana, the 6-foot-7 Bailey took his official visit to Arkansas over the weekend and becomes the first high school player to commit in the current Razorback..." October 20

  • U of L target Barford commits to Arkansas

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Jaylen Barford, a junior college guard who was considering the University of Louisville, has committed to Arkansas after a visit to Fayetteville this weekend, ESPN reported. Barford, a 6-foot-4 combo guard, chose Arkansas over Ole Miss, Memphis, Missouri, Xavier and Louisville, where he had..." September 23

  • Beard, Williams plead not guilty to forgery charges

    Arkansas Online "One current and one former Arkansas basketball player pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of first-degree forgery. Anton Beard and Jacorey Williams were arraigned in Washington County Circuit Court. Prosecutors charged Beard with three counts of first-degree forgery, while Williams was..." September 03

  • Report: Arkansas signee Ted Kapita signs professional contract

    College Basketball Talk "Arkansas officially lost one of its marquee recruits in the Class of 2015 as forward Ted Kapita will sign a professional contract in France, according to Jon Rothstein of The 6-foot-9 Kapita was linked to attending a prep school in late August in order to help get his grades in..." September 01

  • Former Arkansas forward joins Middle Tennessee State program

    College Basketball Talk "Just over a month ago forward Jacorey Williams was one of three Arkansas players (Anton Beard and Dustin Thomas being the others) arrested on charges of first degree suspicion of forgery in relation to their alleged use of counterfeit money. That case was Williams’ latest misstep away from the..." August 28

  • Arkansas dismisses one of three players accused of forgery

    College Basketball Talk "Arkansas announced on Wednesday that Jacorey Williams has been dismissed from the program stemming from a series of incidents this offseason. Williams was one of three players that was arrested and charged with forgery stemming from a series of incidents where the players were alleged to have..." August 19

  • Lorenzo "Doobie" Jenkins Commits To The Razorbacks

    Arkansas Fight "Mike Anderson has found one more player to help the Hogs this season. The Razorbacks scored a late commitment from Lorenzo "Doobie" Jenkins, a 6'7" forward from Florida. Jenkins had been expecting to be a 2016 prospect, but was able to reclassify as a 2015 player, so he can join Arkansas..." August 09

  • 2017 power forward/center verbally commits to Arkansas

    College Basketball Talk "While the recruitment of 2016 five-star guard Malik Monk has received the greatest amount of attention within Arkansas’ borders (and rightfully so), he wasn’t the only in-state prospect that Arkansas head coach Mike Anderson and his staff are working hard to reel in. Saturday night it was reported..." August 04

  • Three Razorback Basketball Players Accused Of Using Counterfeit $20 Bills

    KFSM "Three Razorback basketball players were arrested on Wednesday (July 22) after police say they were seen spending counterfeit $20 bills. Jacorey Williams, 21, Anton Beard, 19, and Dustin Smith, 19, were booked into the Washington County Detention Center on Wednesday after 1 p.m., and each faces..." July 22

  • Kouassi commits and signs with Hogs

    Whole Hog Sports "Center Willy Kouassi has committed and signed with Arkansas. Kouassi, 6-10 1/2, 233 pounds, has one year of immediate eligibility remaining and will play his senior year at Arkansas after receiving a release from Kennesaw State in Georgia. He averaged 4.6 points, 5 rebounds and 1.3 blocks..." June 29

  • Former Arkansas forward Michael Qualls tears ACL in workout

    ESPN "Former Arkansas forward Michael Qualls suffered a torn ACL in a workout with the Phoenix Suns this past Thursday, multiple sources confirmed to ESPN. "It was a freak injury," a source told ESPN. "It didn't look that bad." Qualls went up in the air to contest a shot, and appeared to land..." June 15

  • Colorado's Dustin Thomas transfers to Arkansas

    The Score "Colorado sophomore Dustin Thomas is making the switch to Arkansas. Due to NCAA transfer rules, Thomas won't be eligible to play this season, so he'll hit the court in the 2016-17 campaign instead. Despite appearing in 32 games last season for the Buffaloes, Thomas averaged 4.4 points to go..." May 03

  • Arkansas star Michael Qualls turns pro

    Shreveport Times "Former Huntington star Michael Qualls, who spent three years at Arkansas, has decided to forego his senior season with the Razorbacks and become a professional. Qualls, a 6-foot-6, 205-pound guard, said he sat down with family and determined he was ready to provide for his son. He made the..." April 15

  • Arkansas’ Bobby Portis, likely first rounder, declares for NBA draft

    Pro Basketball Talk "The University of Arkansas hasn’t produced a first-round pick since Ronnie Brewer nine years ago. That should change with Bobby Portis this season. Portis just produces. He averaged 17.5 points, 8.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.4 blocks and 1.2 steals last season, following a freshman year where..." April 15

  • Arkansas loses SEC player of the year Bobby Portis to the NBA

    Yahoo! Sports "The player most responsible for spearheading Arkansas' return to national relevance this past season is leaving the Razorbacks. Sophomore forward Bobby Portis announced Tuesday that he will forgo his final two years of eligibility and enter the NBA draft. The decision from Portis is no..." April 14

  • The entire Arkansas basketball team showed up to watch 5-star recruit Malik Monk

    SB Nation "Malik Monk is one of the super prospects sitting near the top of the class of 2016 basketball rankings. The 6'3 guard from Arkansas is known as one of the most explosive athletes in the country. You only need to watch one mixtape to find out why. Monk is the sort of player who attracts..." March 03

  • Ted Kapita chooses Arkansas

    ESPN "Ted Kapita has committed to Arkansas, his high school coach told ESPN. Kapita, a 6-foot-8 forward out of Huntington Prep (W.Va.), is ranked No. 40 in the ESPN 100. He was one of the top prospects still remaining in the 2015 class. "He chose them because of their style of play and he hit it..." February 13

  • Arkansas extends Mike Anderson's contract through 2019-2020 season

    CBS Sports "In the midst of an 11-2 season, the second straight 11-2 start Mike Anderson's had, Arkansas announced Tuesday morning that it's extended the contract terms with its coach. This means the new deal runs through March of 2020 for Anderson, who has a 70-41 record with the Razorbacks since becoming..." January 06

  • Jimmy Whitt picks Arkansas over Mizzou

    Kansas City Star "Columbia Hickman senior point guard Jimmy Whitt has chosen Arkansas over Missouri, announcing his verbal commitment Tuesday at the school. Whitt, a four-star recruit who is ranked No. 52 nationally in the class of 2015 by, set visits with five schools — Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois,..." August 20

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Former Texas Tech guard Dusty Hannahs announces decision to transfer to Arkansas

    College Basketball Talk "After playing two seasons at Texas Tech with a change in coaches from Chris Walker (interim) to Tubby Smith occurring after his freshman campaign, sophomore guard Dusty Hannahs announced his decision to transfer in late March. Wednesday evening Hannahs revealed his destination via Twitter, with..." April 10

  • Arkansas 91, Indiana St. 71

    ProSportsDaily "Anthlon Bell scored 18 of his career-high 28 points in the first half as the host Razorbacks led most of the way in holding off the Sycamores in the first round of the NIT. Bell was 7-of-9 from the field, including 4-of-6 from 3-point range, in the first half for third-seeded Arkansas (22-11),..." March 19

  • South Carolina 71, Arkansas 69

    ProSportsDaily "Sindarius Thornwell scored 17 points and the 13th-seeded Gamecocks charged into the SEC tournament quarterfinals with an upset of the No. 5 seed Razorbacks in Atlanta. Laimonas Chatkevicius had 16 points and seven rebounds off the bench for South Carolina (14-19), which previously knocked off..." March 14

  • Portis Earns Multiple SEC Postseason Honors "Arkansas freshman big man Bobby Portis earned a pair of SEC postseason honors on Tuesday, as the Little Rock native was named to the All-SEC second team and the SEC All-Freshman team, announced by the league office. The Razorbacks have landed 15 players on the SEC All-Freshman team while Portis..." March 11

  • Alabama 83, Arkansas 58

    ProSportsDaily "Trevor Releford scored 24 points and the host Crimson Tide ended the Razorbacks’ six-game winning streak with a dominant first half. Shannon Hale added 18 points off the bench for Alabama (13-18, 7-11 SEC), which held the Razorbacks (21-10, 10-8) to one field goal in a nine-minute span of the..." March 09

  • Arkansas 110, Mississippi 80

    ProSportsDaily "Anthlon Bell scored a career-high 23 points, including seven 3-pointers, as the host Razorbacks crushed the reeling Rebels. Mardracus Wade added 18 points while Rashad Madden chipped in with 14 points and a game-high seven assists for Arkansas (21-9, 10-7 SEC), which made a season-high 17..." March 06

  • Poppin' Bubbles: Dayton and Colorado notch huge wins, Cal falls

    CBS Sports "Winners Dayton: The Flyers were right on the cut line heading into the week, with bracketologists essentially split on whether they were in or out. After Wednesday's road win at Saint Louis, there won't be much debate on Thursday morning. Dayton is in good shape right now, as beating the..." March 06

  • Arkansas 87, Georgia 75

    ProSportsDaily "Coty Clarke scored 23 points and the host Razorbacks continued their late-season surge in extending their winning streak to five. Michael Qualls added 20 points for Arkansas (20-9, 9-7 SEC), which shot 7-for-20 from 3-point range less than 48 hours after an upset victory in overtime at..." March 02

  • SWAC allows four ineligible teams in conference tournament

    CBS Sports "Last season, only seven teams played in the SWAC tournament as three teams were ineligible for the NCAA tournament due to APR penalties. This year, the league has decided to let every team play in the postseason tournament -- including four teams that are banned from the NCAA tournament for..." March 01

  • Arkansas Uses OT Again To Defeat Kentucky, 71-67 "Senior Kikko Haydar’s first two points came at the perfect time, as the Arkansas co-captain buried a pair of free throws with 17 seconds left in overtime to give the Razorbacks a two-possession lead and the eventual 71-67 victory over No. 17/15 Kentucky in front of a crowd of 23,908 on Thursday at..." February 28

  • Kentucky, Arkansas to fill Rupp with positive energy

    Lexington Herald-Leader "With all the feel-good positivity and kumbaya in the air, it seems possible Kentucky and Arkansas will win Thursday night in Rupp Arena. Kentucky players and assistant coach Orlando Antigua talked about riding a tsunami of can-do optimism: The thrilling overtime victory over LSU on Saturday...." February 27

  • Arkansas 73, Mississippi St. 69

    ProSportsDaily "Anthlon Bell scored a career-high 19 points off the bench and Michael Qualls added 15 as the visiting Razorbacks held off the Bulldogs. Bobby Portis collected 13 points and seven rebounds for Arkansas (18-9, 7-7 SEC), which has won five of its last six to move back to .500 in the SEC. Coty..." February 23

  • LSU hopes to catch Hogs snoozing at home in Fayetteville

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "College athletes are supposed to have steely focus. It's all about the task at hand. But if you have an ounce of normalcy, you're going to sneak a peek of what's going on around you. Which is what some of LSU's basketball upperclassmen are doing with the SEC regular season race that enters the..." February 14

  • Arkansas' Madden finally living up to expectations

    College Basketball Talk "Rashad "Ky" Madden spent much of his basketball career angry. Angry at officials, coaches, opposing players and even water coolers, such as the one he once hit during a high school playoff game. Even during his first two seasons at Arkansas, Madden's anger followed him. There were..." January 18